Would you a child attempt to teach? 

Study his nature, habits, speech. 

Ere you begin his mind to guide, 

Master your subject and self beside. 

Make him to tell you all he can, 

Then from this knowledge form your plan; 

Begin at the end of what he doth know, 

Tell him but little, and tell that slow. 

Use words that he will know and feel; 

Repeat, call back, draw out at will; 

Consult his tastes, help him to climb, 

And keep him working all the time; 

Be firm, be gentle love is strong; 

To Jesus look, you'll not go wrong.